Christen Ansuini Associate
Christen Ansuini’s practice involves assisting clients on a full range of family law issues. She has significant experience handling matters and providing solutions for families in crisis. This includes domestic relations, issues related to intimate partner violence, high-conflict child custody cases, contested child support and visitation, as well as paternity and legitimation. She advocates for holistic dispute resolutions that ensure the future well-being of children and other family members.
Christen is an experienced family law litigator and has trained and supervised volunteer attorneys in those processes. She has extensive knowledge of Georgia’s temporary protective order (TPO) law and is well-versed in TPO proceedings, pleadings preparations and follow-up motion hearings. She has represented survivors of intimate partner abuse in a variety of civil family matters.
She is particularly sensitive to the welfare of children in contentious divorce and complex custody cases. Christen has served as a court-appointed guardian ad litem and has a deep understanding of the objectivity and perspective needed to provide custody and visitation solutions in the best interest of the child. Her knowledge and insight enable her to effectively reach settlements in the most challenging of situations.
Christen graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland and earned a Master of Education in Community Development Action, magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. She received her Juris Doctor from the Washington and Lee University School of Law where she was elected president of her class.
She is an ardent supporter of several Atlanta community organizations. She lends her talents to the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Girls Inc. and Forgotten Paws Pet Rescue and serves on the board of the Atlanta Chapter of the University of Maryland Alumni Association.
Christen loves dance, yoga, golf and most other outdoor activities. When not writing legal briefs, she is often crafting short stories and screenplays. She and her two dogs live in North Druid Hills.
- J.D., Washington and Lee School of Law
- M.Ed., magna cum laude, Vanderbilt University
- B.A., summa cum laude, University of Maryland
- State Bar of Georgia
- Atlanta Bar Association (Family Law Section)
- Stonewall Bar Association
- Georgia Lawyers for the Arts
- New York
Presentations and Speaking Engagements
- Presenter at AVLF’s Domestic Violence Project Training:
“Representing Survivors of Family Violence in Protective Order Hearings”
- Presenter on Georgia TPO Law at Cherokee Family Violence Center